We are up to Good Work with Grounds for Health Blend

Grounds for Health Blend Coffee from Stockton Graham & Co.Stockton Graham & Co. is excited to continue our partnership with Grounds for Health through our Grounds for Health Blend coffee.

We are bringing back our Grounds for Health Blend for the second year.

Through the sales of this significant roast, $10,000 will be donated to Grounds for Health to continue the work and expansion of vital healthcare for women in coffee-growing communities. This launch helped to double Grounds for Health’s impact and made it possible for it to reach its goal. Now we are excited to help even more women in 2017 who are in need of healthcare.

Grounds for Health Blend is our featured blend this month. It will be sure to be a hit in your store! Grounds for Health Blend is a smooth blend of coffees from Central America and Africa. This custom blend features subtle fruit and sweet notes layered in a silky body.

Grounds for Health will receive $1 from every 12oz bag and $5 from every 5lb bag sold. The retail bags are artfully labeled and come with a branded countertop display and an info card on the Grounds for Health organization.

In this season of goodwill and kindness towards all of humankind, why not consider partnering with us! This as a great gift for the holidays and a wonderful idea to attract millennials who are looking to make purchases with a greater purpose.

 Stockton Graham & Co. helps Grounds for Health to Expand

In addition to continuing its work with Stockton Graham & Co., Grounds for Health made a big announcement. They have expanded the work of their East African program to Kenya. This move is indicative of the organization’s desire to continue the work of reaching women who live in high-risk regions and working in agricultural supply chains. Without these women who are picking and processing our beans, we wouldn’t have the ability to enjoy the coffee we drink. Their health is vitally important not just so we can have our cup of joe, but because these are real needs with real solutions. Grounds for Health is serious about the health of women in coffee growing regions and they, along with Stockton Graham & Co. believe that every woman deserves the right to health in order to achieve her full potential.

Guy Stallworthy Grounds for Health“Kenya presents a tremendous opportunity to scale our impact by reaching more women working in the coffeelands and in other industries such as tea and cut-flowers,” said Guy Stallworthy, CEO at Grounds for Health. “We are thankful to our seed funders who are making our expansion possible.”

East Africa has a high need of healthcare for women and more specifically Kenya. At present, there are 3.1 million women in the country who are at risk for terminal disease and Grounds for Health will work closely with the Ministry of Health to train, equip and promote professionals and community workers in an effort to improve the quality of health care for women.

“Grounds for Health’s work has a foundational influence on the future of coffee growing communities,” said Craig Holt, a supporting partner who spearheaded a fundraising effort for Grounds for Health’s Kenya program.

Grounds for HealthStockton Graham & Co. sources coffees from each of the regions helped by Grounds for Health. We have proudly aligned ourselves with the work of Grounds for Health as we believe in the well-being of the people working on the coffee farms.

Grounds for Health Celebrates

This year, Grounds for Health is also celebrating its 20th year in life-saving healthcare. Founded by a physician and coffee industry executive, Grounds for Health has provided vital health care services to women living in coffee producing countries since 1996.

Beginning its work in Oaxaca, Mexico as a volunteer based endeavor, Grounds for Health has become a globally recognized non-profit organization with programs in Africa and Latin America. Currently, more than 60,000 women have been screened, more than 4,000 women treated and clinical training for more than 400 healthcare providers has been given.

Note: As of March, 2017 we are no longer offering Grounds for Health Coffee.

Visit Stockton Graham Three Ways At SCAA Main Event

Stockton Graham at SCAA Main Event with Torani and Grounds for HealthWhen it comes to developing and promoting the specialty coffee industry, there are few organizations more respected than the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). And the SCAA Main Event is the most attended coffee event of the year. If you’re headed to Atlanta on April 13-17 for the event, there are three ways you can visit with Stockton Graham & Co. Raleigh coffee roasters, baristas, marketing guru and sales team during your time there.

Pathway Class: Golden Cup Brewing (CP 158)

Stockton Graham & Co.’s Brady Butler, who is Chair of the Brewing Pathway Committee for the Specialty Coffee Association of America, will lead the Brewing Pathway course on Friday, April 15.

Brady has been in the coffee business for over a decade. He started as a barista at Dilworth Coffeehouse in Matthews in 2006. He then joined his family in opening their own coffee shop called The Coffee Garden in Stallings, NC. He then started his own business called Carolina Espresso Services, where he advised coffee shop owners on how to brew the best coffee.

Stockton Graham SCAA Brewing Pathway“The class is a must for any coffee professional who is serious about their drip coffee, whether you use a commercial batch brewer, Chemex or Hario V60,” Brady Butler said. “It builds on great brewing fundamentals and gives everyone the tools and knowledge to make their coffees shine.”

The SCAA offers the Brewing Pathway because competence in brewing coffee is essential for industry professionals. CP158 is the third of four classes that make up the Golden Cup Technician Certificate.

Grounds for Health Booth 1524: Every Sip Can Save a Life

Stockton Graham will be showcasing our Grounds for Health Blend coffee in booth 1524 at the SCAA Main Event. Created in partnership with international non-profit Grounds for Health, every sip of this coffee helps provide vital health care for women in coffee growing communities.

Grounds for Health, formed in 1996, addresses the one of the most eye-opening disparities in women’s health globally: cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills more women in coffee growing communities than any other cancer, and it is expected to kill six million women in the next 15 years alone. Yet, with simple screening and inexpensive treatment, cervical cancer doesn’t have to be deadly.

Grounds for Health Blend Coffee from Stockton Graham & Co.

Stockton Graham Coffees is donating $1 for every retail bag and $5 for every 5lb wholesale bag of Grounds for Health Blend to help fight cervical cancer on coffee farms in Nicaragua, Peru and Ethiopia. Drop by booth 1524 to learn about Grounds for Health Blend and how you can help by putting the coffee on your menu.

“The health of the coffee industry depends on the health of the people who plant, harvest and process coffee at its source,” said Lane Mitchell, marketing director for Stockton Graham & Co. “Through Grounds for Health Blend, we are helping coffee businesses of all sizes make meaningful contributions to the health and wellbeing of the people who work on coffee farms. Because it costs so little to prevent and treat cervical cancer at coffee’s source, we can truly say that every sip gives Grounds for Health the opportunity to reach more women and save more lives.”

Torani Booth 829: Bringing Flavor to Life

2015 Blender SpecialsIn the center of the room, Torani will be brining real flavor to life with the help of Stockton Graham & Co. baristas. Drop by booth 829 at the SCAA Main Event and try some traditional coffee house style drinks like a vanilla cappuccino and hazelnut latte, as well as more cutting edge offerings like coconut iced coffee, hibiscus margarita and white chocolate coconut frappe.

Our SCAA-certified baristas, Alex Jeans and Chris Bennett, will be manning the Nuova Simonelli espresso machine in the booth. While Debra Dolan will be discussing how to easily implement new menu ideas at your store.

Debra boasts several SCAA certifications including in Introduction to Espresso, Hands on Espresso, Brewing Fundamentals and Comparative Cupping; she is also a SCAA-Certified Level 1 Barista. Over her decades in the coffee business, Debra has earned a BGA Certificate and a Serve Safe Certification. A frequent volunteer at industry events including the SCAA Regional Barista Championships, Debra also served as a judge at the 2013 Coffeefest America’s Best Coffeehouse competition in New York City.

“Last year, Torani won the SCAA’s Best New Product award for its Ginger Lemongrass Syrup,” said Stockton Graham & Co.’s Debra Dolan. “We can’t wait to partner with Torani to share their newest innovation. We’re sure it’s going to spice up the Best New Product category again this year.”

 

Registration is Now Open: Don’t Delay

Anyone can attend the SCAA Main Event. One day passes start at $150 and full three-day passes run $275 for SCAA members and $345 for non-members. All expo passes include access to the exhibit hall, lectures, competitions and networking events. Visit https://www.scaaevent.org to register for the SCAA Main Event.

 

Introducing Grounds for Health Blend Coffee

Nearly 70% of workers who farm and process coffee at its source are women, and too many are dying of cervical cancer. That’s why Stockton Graham & Co. has partnered with international non-profit Grounds for Health to offer Grounds for Health Blend coffee. Proceeds will help provide cervical cancer screenings and treatment to women on coffee farms In Africa, Central America and South America.

Grounds for Health Blend Coffee from Stockton Graham & Co.Launched in January in recognition of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Grounds for Health Blend is available in 5lb wholesale and artfully labeled 12oz retail bags. $5 from the sale of each 5lb bag and $1 from the sale of each retail bag will be donated to Grounds for Health (groundsforhealth.org).

Stockton Graham & Co. plans to donate at least $10,000 to Grounds for Health in 2016. This donation will allow the non-profit to nearly double the number of women it can serve in coffee-growing communities. The 2016 goal is to provide cervical cancer screening and treatment to at least 15,000 women who work on coffee farms in Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Peru.

Debra Dolan

“Cervical cancer is one of the most critical, undertreated health concerns of women in coffee-growing communities,” said Stockton Graham & Co. Director of Business Development Debra Dolan. “Since women represent 70% of the labor burden on coffee farms, investing in their health is essential to coffee’s future. As one of the nation’s leading coffee roasters, it is our responsibility to support women at the heart of coffee.”

About Grounds for Health Blend Coffee

When creating Grounds for Health Blend coffee, our roastmaster wanted to focus on coffee from the regions where Grounds for Health focuses their health efforts. The coffee is a smooth blend of Nicaragua Selva Negra, Kenya AB and Tanzania Peaberry.

“This crowd-pleasing blend features subtle fruit and sweet notes layered in a silky body,” Stockton Graham & Co. roastmaster Brandon Riggs said. “Since it was crafted with drip coffee in mind, the blend works equally well in a commercial auto drip and a Hario V60.”

Grounds for Health Blend Stockton Graham & CoCUPPING ATTRIBUTES

AROMA: Fruity, Floral, Honey
BODY: Soft, Syrupy
FLAVOR: Sweet Berry, Earthy, Nasturtium
ACIDITY: Bright, Shiny, Crisp
AFTERTASTE: Clean, Blackberry, Tart, Ginger

Grounds for Health Blend coffee is roasted to order in our Raleigh, NC roasting facility. it is available in 5lb wholesale bags and artfully designed 12oz retail bags. Point of sale material such as branded displays, info cards and table talkers are also available. For more information about the blend and to download an info sheet on the coffee, click here.

Coffee and Cervical Cancer

Grounds for Health co-founder Dan Cox is coffee entrepreneur who was shocked to learn of the prevalence of cervical cancer when visiting a coffee cooperative in Mexico and his late friend Dr. Francis Fote OB/GYN in 1996. From the beginning, Grounds for Health has worked to develop services not just for the women involved in coffee production but for all the residents of the communities, districts and provinces in which coffee is produced. Grounds for Health works in partnership with health authorities and coffee cooperatives in developing countries to train local doctors, nurses and community health promoters, and to coordinate screening and treatment services in communities most affected by cervical cancer.

Jeff Vojta

“Our commitment to superior coffee naturally begins with the health and well-being of the people who grow, harvest and process the coffee at its source,” said Stockton Graham & Co. President and CEO Jeff Vojta. “Grounds for Health’s proven track record of working in coffee-growing communities to provide life-saving cervical cancer prevention and treatment, reinforces a shared commitment to keeping women on coffee farms healthy. We are delighted to partner with them on this critical mission.”

Unlike many other health problems, cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable with low-cost screening and, for those who need it, preventive therapy. These services are taken for granted in the U.S. and Europe, but are rarely available to women in coffee-growing communities.

Guy Stallworthy Grounds for Health

“Cervical cancer is one of the most significant disparities in women’s health today,” said Guy Stallworthy, President & CEO of Grounds for Health.  “Unlike in the United States and other richer countries, cervical cancer often claims more lives in these communities than any other cancer.  And yet it is nearly 100% preventable.  Our partnership with Stockton Graham will help us continue to scale our efforts to provide life-saving health screenings and treatment to more women coffee farmers.”

Most health conditions in the developing world have been improving: since 1990, child and maternal mortality rates have fallen by almost half. But cervical cancer is one of the exceptions. Worldwide, the number of women who die of cervical cancer each year is growing. The World Health Organization predicts that six million women will die from cervical cancer by 2020, despite the fact that it can be easily prevented. Nearly 90% of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries, where few of the more than 700,000 women aged 35-49 benefit from the screening and preventive therapy services that have minimized risks in the rich world. Unlike many well-known but intractable health problems, this one could be transformed through catalytic investments by an individual company or industry that wants to make a strategic impact on an issue, rather than just provide charity to a few individuals.

Grounds for Health champions the Single Visit Approach, which combines appropriate, low-cost screening and treatment in a single visit at local health centers. Grounds for Health sees great potential for new technologies and delivery models, such as molecular screening, modern treatment devices, digital information systems, and mobile services. Their vision is of a world in which all women are protected from the threat of cervical cancer by timely and high-quality prevention services.

About Grounds for Health

Grounds for HealthGrounds for Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing deaths from cervical cancer among women living in developing countries. Considered one of the most significant global disparities in women’s health, the disease is nearly 100% preventable through simple and affordable procedures.  For the past 20 years, Grounds for Health has focused on reaching women living in coffee-growing communities in Latin America and Africa.  To date, Grounds for Health programs have resulted in more than 57,000 women screened, more than 3,800 women treated and 400+ community health providers trained. Click here for a two-page info sheet on Grounds for Health.

Call a Customer Care Associate at 800 835 5943 or send an email to orders@stocktongraham.com to order Grounds for Health Blend coffee at your store.